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Jan McLeish Johnson

by Minden Press-Herald



Funeral services for Jan McLeish Johnson will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Minden with the Rev. Brian Mercer officiating. Interment will follow at Mt Lebanon Cemetery in Gibsland. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Bobbye Jan McLeish Johnson was born July 22, 1940 in Plain Dealing. She was the oldest daughter of Fort A. “Buddy” McLeish and Wilma Garrett McLeish. She was a graduate of Northwestern State University and a member of Sigma Kappa in Natchitoches where she received her Masters in education. After graduation she moved to Bossier City to start a career and family. She taught first grade at Waller and Apollo Elementary for a total of 24 years. She was one of the first recipients of a liver transplant from Mayo Clinic three decades earlier. She enjoyed working within the community, spending time with family and traveling.

She is survived by her husband J.R. Johnson of Minden, son Jeff Wood and wife Jessica of Baton Rouge, daughter Laura Jan Wood of Bossier City, grandchildren Olivia Caraline Jacks and husband Nick, Macey Alexandria Sims, John Hayden Wood, Ashton Renee Wood, James Patrick Martin, Chelsea Ann Martin, Stormie Johnson, great-grandchildren Gracie Michelle Martin, Adaline Ella Jacks and her aunt, Corrie Haynes of Destrehan.

Pallbearers will be James Patrick Martin, Charles Andrews IV, Kenneth Johnson, Pat Stintson, R.O. Machen Jr. and Charlie Kennon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota or Cottage Grove Presbyterian Church in Plain Dealing.

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